Cruz Outdoors sponsors Chenango River Paddle with Friends of Rogers

Boating enthusiasts enjoy an excursion during a recent program with Friends of Rogers. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Cruz Outdoors sponsors Chenango River Paddle with Friends of Rogers

Join Friends of Rogers at 9 a.m. on August 25 for a scenic paddle down the Chenango River from North Norwich to Norwich. Sponsored by Cruz Outdoors, this river excursion provides a gentle challenge as it weaves between both farm fields and woodland edges.

“We are extremely grateful to Cruz Outdoors for partnering with us this year,” said Simon Solomon, Friends of Rogers executive director. “Generous support from local businesses such as Cruz Outdoors allows us to continue offering high-quality recreational programming. Canoeing and kayaking gives boaters the chance to see familiar landscapes from new perspectives.”

Boaters must be at least 16 years of age and prior paddling experience is required, as each participant must be able to control their watercraft.

Space is limited on this excursion and advance reservations are required. Not-yet-member registration options are: canoe (space for two boaters) $35, kayak $30, and personal vessel $20. Member registration options are: canoe (space for two boaters) $30, kayak $25 and personal vessel $15.

The meet-up location for the excursion is the main parking lot at Rogers Center on Route 80 in Sherburne.

To register, call (607) 674-4733 or email sr.educator@FriendsofRogers.org. Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for people of all ages. Seasonal hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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